[twill] meta http-equiv refresh content syntax

Stephen McInerney spmcinerney at hotmail.com
Wed Oct 5 12:55:44 PDT 2011

Excellent work Jonathan.

> Date: Wed, 5 Oct 2011 15:49:28 -0400
> From: jrogers at socialserve.com
> To: twill at lists.idyll.org
> Subject: [twill] meta http-equiv refresh content syntax
> I have removed Twill's ancient copy of mechanize and made it work with a
> regular, current distribution. One test currently fails because of a
> disagreement about how to interpret the content attribute of a meta
> http-equiv="refresh" element:
> <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;'URL=/login'">
> The test script (test-equiv-refresh.twill) expects the above to cause a
> load of "/login". It seems that's what the ancient internal version of
> mechanize did, but a current version tries to load "URL=/login" which
> results in a 404. This is exactly the same behavior I get in Firefox,
> Chromium, and Epiphany.
> If the test is correct and typical browsers are not, what's the real
> authority? I'm having trouble even finding a formal definition of the
> syntax the content attribute is supposed to have.
> -- 
> Jonathan Ross Rogers
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